Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

BARTON, DONALD L

Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Ada, Pontotoc County. Mrs. Elizabeth MacLeod Barton, Mother, 1112 East 9th, College Heights, Ada. Born February 1, 1918. Enlisted October 16, 1940. Attended East Central State College, Ada. Special study in aeronautics at Pasadena Junior College, Pasadena, California. Received wings and commission at Mather Field, California; served as instructor in basic and' , twin engine' , training for a year at Pecos, Texas. Volunteered for' , four engine" training at Hobbs Field, New Mexico and upon completion of this special course, was ready for commission as first lieutenant. Died June 20, 1944, in line of duty, volunteer test flight, airplane crash Hobbs Field, New Mexico.

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